Creating simple entities
Simple entities include lines (both finite and infinite), circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical arcs, points, and rays. In addition, progeCAD includes a freehand sketch tool. Entities drawn freehand are also considered to be simple entities.
This section explains several methods for creating simple entities, including
- Use menu commands on the Insert menu.
- Use the tools on the Draw 2D toolbar.
- Type commands in the command bar.
When you use a tool or a drawing command, the program prompts you to enter
coordinate points, such as endpoints or insertion points. You can enter the
points or distances either using a mouse or by typing coordinate values in the
command bar. As you draw, progeCAD also displays a context-sensitive prompt
box with appropriate additional options for the type of entity you are drawing.
After you create entities, you can modify them using the entity modification tools.
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Drawing elliptical arcs
Drawing infinite lines
How do I...
Draw a circle
Draw a line
Draw an ellipse by specifying the axis endpoints
Draw an elliptical arc by specifying the axis endpoints
Draw a point
Change the size and appearance of point entities
Draw a ray
Draw an infinite line
Create a freehand sketch
Erase freehand sketch lines
Specify lines or polylines when sketching